For the last twenty years, Kristyn has committed herself to improving the education of students in traditionally disenfranchised communities. Principal of an urban elementary school at the age of 27, Kristyn led two turnaround charter schools in Oakland and East Palo Alto, California; her leadership propelled both schools to exceed the state academic benchmarks and fundraising goals, and both schools named Title I Achievement Schools during her tenure. As an area superintendent, Kristyn was responsible for providing direct support and coaching to principals and their teams.
Kristyn also served as Director of Innovation of Aspire Public Schools, in which she was responsible for writing the curriculum and teaching a master’s program in conjunction with San Jose State University. Here, she led the development and the award of an $80M Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant.
Kristyn is a consummate educator who has an unparalleled ability to make a profound and positive difference in the professional lives of the educators with whom she works. She holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of California, Berkeley.
“Kristyn is simply one of the most effective trainers of educators I have ever worked with. Her impact on our staff’s efforts has been profound.”